Is approval needed on any unbudgeted items?

by Deb
(Ohio)

Our Ministry Council has no policy on how to manage unbudgeted items and wondered if anyone has a guideline. Do you have a maximum amount that you will let "slide through" without the need for approval? And if you have a guideline in place, when you do have an expense that is over the amount, do you require a majority or unanimous vote?

We do not have a Pastor Discretionary Fund, and wondering if that would suffice for these items should they come in. It's usually the Pastor who has spent (or wants to spend) money on an unbudgeted expense.

Thank you.

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